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The Pot Industry Puts on a Tie

As Marijuana Becomes Legal, Businesses Look for Managers Who Know the Ropes<p>By<p>John Kester<p>Creating a corporate culture can be a balancing act under the best of circumstances. Then, there is the marijuana industry, once dominated by networks of outlaws but now dotted with publicly traded companies …

Cannabis

Open-Carry Push Has Texas in Its Sights

Publicity Over Recent Protests Complicates Gun-Rights Groups' Bid to Overturn State's Restrictions<p>Activists bringing rifles into Texas chain stores in recent weeks have put the state at the center of a national fight over "open-carry" laws, reinforcing many Americans' perception of the Lone Star …

Guns

Officer Slaying Marks Crime Divide in Jersey City

Some Neighborhoods Flourish; Others See Surge in Violence<p>The fatal shooting of a Jersey City police officer marks a surge in violent crime for a city where struggling neighborhoods coexist alongside areas of urban revival.<p>The city's downtown area, which the police call the East District, is …

Jersey City

Two Former Utah Attorneys General Arrested

John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff Arrested as Part of Bribery Investigation<p>Two former Utah attorneys general face a combined 23 counts of bribery, tampering with evidence and obstructing justice. Local police and FBI agents on Tuesday arrested John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff after a two-year …

Corruption

Lindt Bets on U.S. Chocolate Market With Russell Stover Buy

Acquisition Will Make Lindt Third-Biggest Chocolate Maker in U.S.<p>ZURICH — Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Spruengli AG is betting the U.S. chocolate market will remain the world's sweetest for years to come.<p>On Monday, the Zurich-based maker of high-end confections said it was buying Russell Stover …

Betting

Facebook, Twitter Set Usage Records for World Cup Final

By<p>Newley Purnell<p>Newley Purnell<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@newley<p>newley<p>Google+<p>newley.purnell@wsj.com<p>Less than 24 hours after the conclusion of the 2014 World Cup final, most of the world’s soccer fans are focused on the numbers 1 and 0 — the score line by which Germany defeated Argentina in the …

Amazon Asks FAA for Permission to Test Drones

Retailer Expects Prime Air to Be Able to Deliver Packages Under 30 Minutes<p>By<p>Jack Nicas<p>Jack Nicas<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@jacknicas<p>jnicas<p>Google+<p>Jack.Nicas@dowjones.com<p>Amazon.com Inc. AMZN -0.47% formally requested permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to start testing drones, …

Unmanned Aircraft

How to Dial Up the Privacy on Your Phone

Five steps to keep your smartphone private and secure<p>By<p>Geoffrey A. Fowler<p>Geoffrey A. Fowler<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>There's no way to completely NSA-proof your phone calls and data. But you can make the spy agency—and anyone else—work harder to get it.<p>A year after Edward Snowden made …

Privacy

Android Wear Review: Putting the Smartphone on Your Wrist

LG's and Samsung's First-Generation Android Wear Watches Feel Too Much Like Just That<p>I used to believe that in the next stage of evolution we'd grow a third arm. That would be a sign that our bodies have adapted to one of the greatest physical impediments in human history: constantly having to pull …

Wearable Tech

The Best Android, iOS and Windows Apps for Shooting July 4th Fireworks

By<p>Nathan Olivarez-Giles<p>Nathan Olivarez-Giles<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@nateog<p>nateog<p>Google+<p>You see it at concerts, graduations, birthday parties and just about any mass gathering of humanity nowadays—and you’ll see it during Fourth of July fireworks, too: people with their smartphones up and …

Ballrooms Make a Comeback

If Southerners are known for one thing, it's hospitality. And ballrooms are once again taking center stage.<p>By<p>Laura Stevens<p>Laura Stevens<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@laurastevenswsj<p>laurastevens11<p>Google+<p>Laura.Stevens@wsj.com<p>In a real-estate Cinderella story, a handful of homeowners across the …

Real Estate

Mansion: The 1889 Edition

A look at three notable homes built the year The Wall Street Journal began publishing<p>By<p>Alina Dizik<p>Back in 1889, kitchens were dull, utilitarian spaces hidden toward the back of the home. Food was kept in the icebox, but typically just for a day. Servants lived in quarters tucked away upstairs, …

Real Estate

Want a Home Tennis Court? Shop in Vermont

Vermont has the highest percentage of home-sale listings with tennis courts, according to Trulia.<p>By<p>Rhonda Colvin<p>Vermont, a state known for its maple syrup, fall foliage and winter sports, also has its fair share of tennis aficionados.<p>Vermont had the largest percentage of single-family home listings …

Real Estate

How to Keep Your Muscles Strong as You Age

Experts Are Looking Into Promising Treatments for Muscle Decline. But There Are Things You Can Do About It Now.<p>Muscle strength is one of the keys to healthy aging, yet after we achieve peak mass in our early 40s, it's pretty much downhill from there. Most people begin to lose modest amounts of …

Muscle

Roy Price on the Future of Television: How TV Networks Will Evolve

The Director of Amazon Studios Says the Flow of Network Content May Be Customized for Individuals<p>"Even as on-demand TV viewing grows, there will always be a way to tune into a network or channel. But in 10 or 20 years I'm not convinced that the flow of content when I tune in is going to be the same …

Roy Price

Alice Waters Says the Future of Food Is Sustainable and Locally Sourced

The Chef and Author Sees a Big Role for Schools in Promoting Healthy Eating and Subsidizing Real Food<p>Over the past half-century, the fast-food industry, aided by government subsidies, has come to dominate the food marketplace. That development has given us an obesity epidemic and, with the growth …

Fast Food

Mark Zuckerberg on a Future Where the Internet Is Available to All

The Facebook Chief Writes That Connecting Everyone on the Planet to the Web Can Create Opportunity and Reduce Poverty<p>There have been moments in history where the invention of new technology has completely rewired the way our society lives and works. The printing press, radio, television, mobile …

Mark Zuckerberg

For Taylor Swift, the Future of Music Is a Love Story

The Singer-Songwriter Says Artists and Fans Will Still Form Deep Bonds, but They Will Do It in New Ways<p>Where will the music industry be in 20 years, 30 years, 50 years?<p>Before I tell you my thoughts on the matter, you should know that you're reading the opinion of an enthusiastic optimist: one of …

Love Stories